Special to The Sun—
WELLINGTON — Family and friends honored Miss Haley
Manuel, bride elect of Tyson Pope, with a come and go bridal
shower on Aug. 29 from 10 until 11:30 in the morning at the
Wellington Ritz Theatre atrium.
Upon entering the elegantly adorned lobby, guests highlighted
favorite scripture verses and penned their names in a special Bible.
The focal point of an elevated round table featured fairy twinkle
lights amongst asparagus ferns, potato vines, fushia geraniums,
pearl ornamental pumpkins and assorted fall-colored velvet
pumpkins. Four additional circular tables draped in crisp white
cotton cloths surrounded the centerpiece and featured delicious
Served from wood and crystal towers and platters, visitors dined
on assorted breakfast casseroles, bacon pinwheels, sausage balls,
carved fruit with cream cheese dip and chocolate and vanilla decorated
cupcakes and sipped fruited water and raspberry punch.
Guests visited and lingered around circular tables centered with
tall wrought iron plant stands filled with ferns, twinkle lights and
pumpkins. Long rectangular tables covered in white cloths situated
around the edge of the room displayed the gifts.
Special guests included mother of the bride Lisa Manuel, bonus
mom Diane Manuel and great aunt Freida Hartman, all of Wellington;
mother of the groom Cindy Pope and cousin Pam Bell
of Vernon; sisters of the bride Kendal Wright of Ft. Stockton and
Corey McDaniel with Brook, Zella and Camden of Clarendon;
aunt Kathy Bowen and cousin Kristen Thomas of Amarillo; aunt
Lavonda Hartman and Tyler Hartman with Mollee of Mustang,
Okla.; aunt Connie Farrar of Wheeler; and friends Kori Eakin of
Chillicothe, Sydney Scott with Annslie of Brownwood, Michaela
Torres of Lubbock, Michelle Branigan of Memphis, Donzetta
Ikner and Mattie Langford of Indiahoma, Okla. and Dawn Meurant
with Gigi of Cache, Okla.
Hostess included Vikki Barton, Ruth Caldwell, Cristin Davis,
Marilyn Davis, Penny Davis, Shari Davis, Linda Duke, Eva
Hamby, Shelly Hanna of Sulphur Springs, Gina Harris, Nancy
Harris, Debbie Henard, Rhae Jones, Renessa Klink, Maggie
Langford of Fort Worth, Bev Odom, Sharon Patterson, Trish
Ward, Carrie Warren, Cindy Weatherly and Karrie Wilbourn of